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Animals : Zoos and Aquariums (Grantmaking)

Cleveland Zoological Society

The nonprofit partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

92.58

3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109
tel: (216) 635-3343   Web Site
EIN: 34-0816490

Board Leadership
Michael D. Vaughn
President

CEO
Sarah Crupi
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.58
  Financial 90.30
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.

We create compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.

Financial

90.30

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cleveland Zoological Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 92.58
Minnesota Zoo Foundation (MN) 91.21
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 88.43
Detroit Zoological Society (MI) 94.64
Zoological Society of Milwaukee (WI) 93.32

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,913,833
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,679,641
   Fundraising Events $223,582
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,817,056
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,817,056
   Other Revenue $578,673
TOTAL REVENUE $8,395,729
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $7,273,721
   Administrative Expenses $550,427
   Fundraising Expenses $980,783
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,804,931
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-409,202
   
Net Assets $16,797,331

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Funding for Zoo Operation $6,085,205 80.1%
Membership Services $1,337,622 17.6%
Donor Designated and Board Funds $170,789 2.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 92.58
2018-12 06/01/2020 83.36
2017-12 04/01/2019 91.06
2016-12 04/01/2018 90.05
2015-12 05/01/2017 94.48
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.16
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.63
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.76
2012-12 07/01/2014 84.41
2012-12 06/01/2014 82.88
2011-12 07/01/2013 79.02
2010-12 12/20/2012 80.69
2010-12 04/01/2012 80.18
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.67
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 70.04
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.73
2007-12 05/01/2009 93.42
2006-12 03/01/2008 88.12
2005-12 02/01/2007 67.98
2004-12 05/01/2006 74.34

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 34-0816490
Name in IRS Master File CLEVELAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
NTEE Code D50
NTEE Classification Zoo, Zoological Society
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(59) Other school related activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1958
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$95,177 1.08% Sarah Crupi Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$102,474 1.16% Elizabeth Fowler Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cleveland Zoological Society (OH) 92.58
Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society (WI) 88.43
Seneca Park Zoo Society (NY) 85.43
Como Friends (MN) 89.39
Elmwood Park Zoo (PA) 88.76

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Charity Contact Info

Cleveland Zoological Society
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
tel: (216) 635-3343
fax: (216) 661-7764
EIN: 34-0816490

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Board Leadership

Michael D. Vaughn
President

CEO

Sarah Crupi
Executive Director

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